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Angela Vincent of Cuba, a sophomore at East Central College, has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.

The honor recognizes Vincent as one of the top 100 community college students in the nation.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars, and providing nearly $187,500 in stipends annually.

As a Silver Scholar, Vincent will receive a $1,250 stipend and a special medallion. She and the other Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars were listed in the April 11 issue of USA TODAY.    

Vincent is majoring in English at ECC, and hopes one day to earn her master’s degree and teach English.  A 1993 graduate of Owensville High School, Vincent waited several years before enrolling in college, during which time she started a family and worked with her husband to build his carpentry business.  She is involved in the ECC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Student Government Association, and the Green Falcons, the college’s environmental awareness club.  Vincent will graduate from ECC in May and plans to transfer to Missouri S&T.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during ceremonies held in 37 states. 

Students are nominated by administrators at their college.  An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Vincent and fellow ECC student Hanna Wehrman were also selected to be part of the All-Missouri Academic Team by the Missouri Community College Association and Phi Theta Kappa,

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,270 chapters on college campuses in the United States and abroad.  More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually.      

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